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Information for all students is here: 2021-2022 on Campus, Vaccine Declaration & Academic Support

Area specific FAQs: CapU Residence | International Students | Study Abroad

2021-2022 on Campus

As Dr. Henry has reiterated before, post-secondary institutions remain low-risk locations due to high vaccination rates and comprehensive safety measures in place.

Based on our experience in B.C, transmission in educational settings on campus continues to be low. We know the measures we have in place on our campuses are working. With every variant, including the Omicron variant, the data shows that transmission is occurring in places like households and unstructured social settings.

When a post-secondary student or employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the exposure is typically found to be associated with a social setting; they have not generated forward transmission in the classroom or office environment. It is also worth noting that the post-secondary community is amongst the most vaccinated populations in the world.

 

Reviewed March 16, 2022

Considering the high rate of vaccination against COVID-19 in the CapU community, particularly amongst 18—29 year olds; the very low rate of positive case counts at CapU; and the success of our proactive and ongoing hygiene and safety practices, we are satisfied the current measures we have in place are appropriate.

With this in mind, we are looking forward to delivering 70% of CapU courses and programming in-person (63% in-person; 7% mixed mode), with 30% of our offerings provided remotely. This is expected to continue for the 2021–2022 academic year.

We are thoughtfully planning our learning and services activities on our campuses and learning locations based on public health guidance, WorkSafeBC requirements and input from our community.

 

Reviewed March 16, 2022

The CapU Student Residence remains open and will provide accommodation to CapU students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Learn about our student housing and how to apply

Find answers to your questions about student housing for the 2021-2022 academic year on our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact housing@capilanou.ca.

 

Reviewed January 7, 2022

 

Effective March 11, 2022, mask-wearing will be optional for all students, employees and visitors present on our main campus, kálax-ay/Sunshine Coast campus, CapU Lonsdale, student housing and other CapU learning locations, including classrooms, common areas and office spaces where the public is being served.

While masks are no longer required or mandated under an order as of March 11, we recognize that we all have our own risks and vulnerabilities and support everyone’s choice to wear a mask, if they feel more comfortable doing so.

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

Yes, there are currently two options for quiet individual study space:

1) Birch Building cafeteria has Wi-Fi access and 40 seats available as study space. The new, secure Wi-Fi Network for students CapU-Student is live and available at all campuses and locations. It allows students on campus access to University resources on laptops, phones and tablets. Students can connect using their CapilanoU username and password. 

2) The library has 50 spaces on the lower floor and 50 spaces on the upper floor for quiet individual study. Study rooms on the upper floor are also available for students to reserve and use as individual study spaces. All spaces in the library have been planned out with physical distancing in mind. 

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

 

The U-Pass BC program provides Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) members (Capilano University students) with unlimited access to transit in the Metro Vancouver region. The U-Pass BC program is structured as a universal and mandatory program for students at participating public post-secondary institutions. It is this universal model that makes the affordability of the U-Pass BC program possible. For students who rely on the U-Pass BC program, this means savings of up to $538 on transit passes every single term.

Certain students are exempt from the U-Pass BC program. For more information about U-Pass BC, including exemptions and eligibility details, visit csu.bc.ca/services/upass/

Questions and comments regarding the UPass? Please contact the CSU at upass@csu.bc.ca.

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

Yes. Counselling appointments are currently available by phone or Microsoft Teams. All students accessing counselling services must be currently residing in B.C. To book an appointment, students can book online, email counselling@capilanou.ca, call 604 984 1744 or visit the counselling office in Birch Building, room BR267.

Indigenous students are now able to schedule an appointment with an Indigenous counsellor. Currently these appointments can only be scheduled by phone or email.

Appointments and office hours are available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students must only book one initial appointment, multiple initial appointments are subject to cancellation. In the event of an urgent situation, students can call or email during service hours to access a limited number of daily appointments.

Outside of service hours, students can call the 24-hour BC Crisis Centre line 604 872 3311 or visit Here2Talk, a mental health support service for all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution. Visit Health and Counselling Services for more information.

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

You can contact Capilano University’s Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience.

 

The Registrar's Office—new location on the ground floor of the Library Building, LB152—is open for in-person services.

Registration information: in-person service is available everyday.

In-person advising is available by appointment only from Monday to Thursday for Academic AdvisingFinancial Aid and prospective students.

The Registrar's Office will continue to assist students by phone or online advising appointments. For questions related to academic advising, financial aid, prospective student advising or registration, you can contact the appropriate team:

For more information please call 604 984 4900.

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

We’ve created a dedicated email channel: campusready@capilanou.ca to answer questions from students and employees related to the University's campus plans and operations. 

Academic

No. Based on the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Guidelines for B.C. post-secondary institutions, classes can be scheduled without physical distancing requirements. In the event our guidance from the provincial health authority changes, we will adapt. 

The Provincial Health Officer has indicated that there are no limits on the number of participants for in-person educational activities. Classes can be scheduled without physical distancing requirements (e.g. a classroom with 30 seats can be scheduled with 30 students; a lecture theatre with 150 seats can be scheduled with 150 students).

While physical distancing is one tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19, it is not practical in many situations. Now that most people in B.C. are fully vaccinated, it is more important to respect people’s personal space

To learn more, visit CapU’s campus safety webpage.

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

This will depend on whether your courses are fully online or have some in-person components. When you register for your courses, the course description in MyCapU will state whether the course will be delivered in-person, online or through a hybrid online and in-person model. 

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

Faculty have the option to conduct their office hours in person or online. You’ll need to refer to your instructor’s course outline or contact your instructor directly for detailed information about their office hours.

We have learned a lot over the past year and will be offering more online course than before the pandemic; however, many courses will be delivered in person only, and in those cases it will not be possible to attend virtually.  

When you register for your courses, the course description in MyCapU will state whether the course will be delivered in-person, online or through a hybrid online and in-person model. 

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

Students often have classes back-to-back, and we ask that you plan your course schedule to allow for enough time to transition between classes. 

If you need to attend a virtual class while on the main campus with own laptop or device, LB214 is available for you! In addition, the Library 1st Floor has computers and space for laptop users.

If you need to attend a remote class on campus, remember to bring headphones, preferably with a microphone. If you forgot yours or don’t have any, the bookstore sells inexpensive ear buds.

In addition, the Library has a limited number of headphones and headsets that you can borrow. The equipment is sanitized between each use.

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

Not necessarily. Alternative or pre-recorded learning resources may not be available for in-person courses if you’re unable to attend class. Please speak with your instructor to discuss your options.

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

If you are sick, please read CapU’s Illness Reporting Process to understand what you should do if you feel ill while on or off campus. Instructors are only expected to deliver a course in the mode it was designated for: in-person, online or through a hybrid online and in-person model.

Available supports will vary from course to course and be dependent on the length of illness, material being covered and attendance requirements. It is the student's responsibility to communicate with the instructor regarding illness that may prevent them from attending class. Decisions regarding attendance continues to be at the discretion of instructors.

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

No. Recording a class is not permitted without prior authorization by the instructor and must follow the privacy policy of the University.

 

Reviewed March 17, 2022

Students can login to myCapU to access transcripts and mid-term marks.

Official transcripts can be ordered online via your myCapU account.

For more information about transcripts, please contact the Registrar's Office.